Nelson Mandela famously said that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” But what are the best strategies for our place and time? This annual lecture in partnership with the Spencer Foundation presents exemplary research on education, broadly conceived. With a focus on investigating ways that education can be improved, the work presented is both daring and practical. Join Cathy Cohen, professor of political science at the University of Chicago and author of “Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics,” as she discusses the Black Youth Project, what it reveals about black Americans’ experience, and the political repercussions of these findings.
This annual lecture recognizes a generous multiyear grant from the Spencer Foundation, which seeks both to support and disseminate exemplary research about education, broadly conceived.
This program was recorded on October 26, 2014 as part of the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys: http://chf.to/2014Journeys
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